Our Dexcom G6 experiences


I had read somewhere in the last few weeks that the G6 sensor code is like the old calibration codes that were associated with a vial of test strips. It was a way to calibrate the meter with a batch of test strips. The post I read noted that s/he had one code common to two if the three sensors in the three sensor box.

This sensor code was talked about a lot in relationship with the pre-release speculation as to how Dexcom would deter restarts. When people started to point out that codes were often duplicated, that argued against the sensor code number being part of the re-start deterrence design.


They could have used letters and numbers to increase the unique codes, as they do on their transmitters.

Reminds me of the days of Y2K, and computer programs dealing with a 2 digit year.


How old is you T1? My 5 year old is having similar issues with G6. He is on his 8th insertion. It’s crazy. Dexcom obviously has replaced all the seasoned, but don’t really want to talk about the bigger issue. I think it’s a transmitter issue, but they have data from the cloud and can tell when it’s working or not. So they say. With summer and him being at different day camps all summer we rely on it working. We didn’t have these issues with G5 and are contemplating switching back.


My son is 15, we really wanted G6 to be great, but has not been the case for us. Too many sensor issues.


Has it gotten any better lately, Mila?


Sort of! No sensor errors, but not the adhesive issues. We have only been able to use a sensor for 10 days with 2 sensors. :pensive:

Dexcom sent us some over-patches but no luck still.


I don’t like those patches either but I haven’t really needed them for the G5. I thought I’d try them since they are free, but am quite unimpressed with their usefulness for sensor adhesion issues. I’ve found that, for me, using Skin Tac works much better. I’m quite aware that many, many CGM patients use a variety of other patches that they swear by. I like the K.I.S.S. principle, so that’s why I STICK with Skin Tac. :slight_smile:


My son can’t use Skin Tac! :frowning: It gave him a very bad skin reaction.


We’ve been using Grip Grips and Pump Peelz over our G5. Grif Grips seem to hold up better but the Pump Peelz look cooler. Also using the Grip Grips on her Omnipod.


Last night I got some samples of Stay Put, it’s the only one we have not tried.